In this week’s episode of The Mascara Chronicles: Go Drag or Go Home, blogger Karen takes a break from her seemingly never-ending quest for big, bold lashes so bad@ss that even RuPaul would pause mid-snap.
This week’s lower key lash look guest stars the new MAC Extended Play Lash Mascara ($15, available in one color called Endless Black), who some (really, just me) are calling “the next Blanche Devereaux.”
Like Blanche, the man- and lash-hungry coquette who batted wispy, come-hither lashes at suitors while seductively sipping sweet tea through a straw on the veranda, Extended Play has fun with lashes without going all the way (at least with lashes).
Simply coat lashes with one or two layers using the slim, sleek brush. Then, sit back and admire.
It makes my lashes look glossy black, dramatically longer and a bit thicker — not drag queen-caliber thick, but thick enough to notice a difference.
Be prepared to pout a little if you like to curl your lashes, as MAC Extended Play Lash Mascara does seem to relax, ever so slightly, the curl from my Shu Uemura lash curler. But if that’s something you’re willing to accept, you’ll get extreme lash length and separation in return.
The formula leaves my lashes feeling lightweight and soft, and it refuses to smudge or flake for 16 hours. Perfect for a day at work followed by a night of fun or errands.
When it comes time to remove, just rinse your lashes with warm water for about 20 seconds, and then gently wipe away.
Repeat when the urge to channel Blanche Devereaux strikes again.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at MAC stores and maccosmetics.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,